On What Basis Do The Jewish People Exist?

laitman_933The Torah was then given specifically to qualify the Israeli nation, to qualify itself.

However, by this the Israeli nation was to be a “passage.” This means that to the extent that Israel cleanse themselves by observing the Torah, so they pass their power on to the rest of the nations. (Baal HaSulam, “The Love of God and the Love of Man”)

Question: Does it mean that the Torah was intended for all the nations?

Answer: Yes, and we are a passage for them. Our mission is to bring the Torah to this world.

Altruistic Communism is a rare thing for the human spirit. Hence, the nobler nation, namely the nation of Israel, must take upon itself to set an example to the world. It is so not because we are better qualified than all other nations, and not because we are more idealists than them, but because we have suffered from tyranny more than all other nations. (Baal HaSulam, “Building the Future Society”)

Question: So, does it mean that the Jews have a spiritual gene and that they are the first to implement this connection among themselves?

Answer: Yes. If they connect between themselves, then the upper force of unity, mutuality, and love will manifest among them. Then they will also be able to pass it to the nations of the world.

These loose ties—language, religion, and history—are important values, and no one denies their national merit. However, they are still completely insufficient to rely on as a basis for the independent sustenance of a nation. (Baal HaSulam, The Nation)

The Jewish people can exist only to the extent of their state of existing above egoism. Otherwise, they fall apart. The connection that binds them together is only manifested above egoism.

If this is not the case, then either other nations hold them together with their hatred so that they do not scatter like nuts in a bag, or they dissolve within other nations as the ten tribes once did.

Question: So, does the connection between Jews exist only because of external pressure?

Answer: Yes. Therefore, many thanks to the anti-Semites because of whom the Jewish people exist.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel,” 7/22/19

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